Environmental Justice Advocates to be Honored at the 6th Annual Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship

The 6th annual Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship will be held on Thursday, December 10 at 7pm EST. The award honors those who address the root causes of environmental injustice in the United States, with a strong focus on racial justice in the face of oil, gas, and petrochemical activity. 

The event will feature inspirational speakers, short video presentations, and recognition and celebration of the Sentinel Award winners. The ceremony will be followed by a reception broken up into several virtual rooms. Members of the media and friends in the environmental justice movement are invited to tune in to this special occasion.

Four recipients from across the nation have been selected by a panel of esteemed judges to receive the 2020 Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship: 

  • Edith Abeyta of North Braddock, Pennsylvania
  • Theresa Landrum of Detroit, Michigan,
  • Brenda Jo “BJ” McManama of Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Yvette Arellano of Houston, Texas

The awardees exemplify the transformative power of grassroots organizing, community mobilization, and dedication to our shared environment. 

The keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Abrose Carroll, founder of Green the Church, a national nonprofit that works with the Black Church in efforts to fight the climate crisis.

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